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Hello BfT fans! As promised, I am blogging the contents of Episode 11 and some links that might interest you. For this episode, I have interviewed Stuart Forsyth, one of the talented and highly qualified tutors from Oxford and Melio Summer Courses. For those of you who don’t know, Oxford Summer Courses and Melio are leaders in helping students hoping for admission to top universities such as University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. Melio doesn’t help with the admissions process (but IEC does!), but rather works with students to ensure that they have the academic experiences and prowess to stand out in the sea of highly qualified applicants. 

 

bft 11 robotics and computer science

 

 

Introduction:

Extra link: Melio: learn from Oxford lecturers from your own home!

Extra link: Oxford Summer Courses: learn about where Melio comes from. You will most likely be interested in one of these courses, as well.

Book One: Non-Fiction

Steve Jobs

 

This month: Steve Jobs

Written by: Walter Issacson

Published by: Thorndike Press

Extra link: Stuart tells us that the Elon Musk Biography is another source of inspiration for those aiming to be revolutionary.

Extra link: Stuart is also an entrepreneur. He is working on an amazing start-up that you can learn more about here. Among other things, this start-up provides computer science resources to companies.

Book Two: Fiction

The foundation trilogy

This month :The Foundation Trilogy

Written by: Issac Asimov

Published by: Snowball Publishing

Extra link: Stuart gave us a whole slew of names to investigate! To better understand how science fiction correlates to science fact, start reading some of these authors: Iain M Banks, Arthur C. Clark, and Robert A Heinlein.

Extra link: Staurt reinforced the importance of reading throughout the episode. For great resources that can open your mind and increase your critical thinking, visit any of these websites: Medium, BBC (future), Telegraph.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope that you take the time to explore the links! Until next time, take care!